Root LCD Density - nice

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by landwomble, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. landwomble

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    Has everyone seen that you can change the LCD density on the Desire? (Well, on all Android handsets really). It simulates a higher resolution, fits more text on screen etc.
    There's an app on the market which does it, although it won't work on the Desire unless you're S-OFF.
    All you need to do is extract the build.prop file from /system to your PC (in recovery, use ADB PULL), and using a text editor change the value of LCD Density from original 240 to 200, then ADB push it back and reboot.
    I'm *really* pleased with the result. Combined with Launcher Pro I've a whole new feel to my phone...
     

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  2. SUroot

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    Can I see a before and after screenshot of that please?
     
  3. landwomble

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    No before pics but this is what it looks like after. You can use more extreme values but I think 200 works best.

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    Thanks.

    So basically Its like using a 1080i source on a native 720p TV.
     
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  6. Panama

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    Thanks for this I had read about it over at XDA but didn't try it (forgot) but having used unrevoked on my desire running 2.2 this has enabled s-off automatically.

    The market app worked first time without any issues on the HD rom I have installed and combined with a setting of 200 and Launcher Pro set with 5 columns and 7 rows looks fantastic!
     
  7. Panama

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    P.S the only very minor issue I have noticed is that the lock screen (mine is set to pin code) looks naff. But a small price to pay!

    You should read the XDA Devs link above as they recommend downloading spare parts and turning off compatibility mode if you change the density.
     
  8. tef89

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    I had a play, set it to 200 - quite nice, but decided to go back to 240 (default), now although I can see the screens are correct in terms of sizing, the app drawer now shows the apps in rows of 5 rather than 4. It's ok but it looks a little bunched up - can't seem to change it back.
     
  9. w.maddler

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    Has anyone experienced any issue while trying to edit contacts linked to a facebook user? Or, at least, that is what's happening on my Desire HD. Not sure this happens on Desire too.

    Thx
    William
     
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